Wrestling: Truckee’s Claesson goes undefeated at Reed dual
Truckee senior Buck Claesson posted a 5-0 record in dual tournament action at Reed High School on Saturday, Dec. 11.
Claesson now owns a 10-1 season record in the 130-pound weight class. In a similar display of domination that defined his 18-0 start to last season, Claesson’s toughest challenge came from Jared Lee of McQueen, who lost 21-8.
“Buck has been wrestling really well of late and has been working hard at practice,” said Truckee head coach Ron Curtis.
Truckee wrestlers Clayton Acuff and Nick Krasensky each had four wins and one loss in there respective weight classes. At 103 pounds, Acuff received three forfeits, but he fought off his back and came from behind to beat Julian Gange of China Springs, 20-9.
Krasensky (140) had two forfeit victories and earned two pins against Mike Craig of Reed and Sean McGlaughlin of Sparks.
“Nick is a first-year wrestler, and yet you see improvement in him every time he wrestles,” Curtis said. “It’s nice to see.”
In the 160-pound class, Tim Curtis had a rough outing, but he will be able to wrestle in the 152 weight class in the Wolverines’ next meet. Curtis won twice, but he struggled through three painful losses.
“He suffered two pins against him and got a good-looking black eye, similar to what Nick Krasensky got a couple of weeks ago,” Curtis said. “He was hating life after the third match, but he should be back in uniform by the next contact.”
Like Curtis, Nathan Wrenn will try to move down in weight over the next couple weeks, but he has to continue to wrestle in the 171-pound class until Dec. 21. Wrenn went 3-2 at Reed and is now 8-4 overall.
“This gives him a look at the 171 weight class and gives him an option if he so chooses, later in the year, to move up in that class before going to the (3A) zone and state tournaments,” Curtis said.
In the 189-pound class, Steve Whitten earned a pin against Steve Price of Hug and a forfeit win against McQueen. Whitten went 2-3, but Curtis said he wrestled well in his three losses.
“In two of his losses he was winning,” he said. “He came out strong in both of those matches and jumped out to early leads.”
In 130s, Cole Hodges went 3-2, and Amy Watkins (112) received three forfeit wins. Truckee earned a team victory over Hug and narrowly lost to Sparks, 36-35.
The Wolverines may compete in a pick-up tournament at Winnemucca next weekend, said Curtis. Otherwise, Truckee’s next contact will be at Rite of Passage on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Wt. Truckee wrestler Dual W-L Season W-L
103 Clayton Acuff 4-1 8-1
112 Amy Watkins 3-0—-
130 Buck Claesson 5-0 10-1
130 Cole Hodges 3-2
140 Nick Krasensky 4-1
160 Tim Curtis 2-3 6-5
171 Nathan Wrenn 3-2 8-4
189 Steve Whitten 2-3 3-7
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